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KNUCKLEHEAD from Knucklehead Film


Our film Knucklehead recently took a top fiction feature award at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. We have been profiled in the NY Times, Ebony, The Root, Shadow and Act and other high profile outlets, with more in the pipeline.
Produced by Actor/Producer Gbenga Akinnagbe (“The Wire”) and co-starring Emmy Winner/Oscar Nominee Alfre Woodard


A mentally disabled man (GBENGA AKINNAGBE) is left without a protector in the Brooklyn housing projects when his brother (AMARI CHEATOM) is shot. Now under the control of his abusive mother (ALFRE WOODARD) he must take his future into his own hands. He tries to find the one doctor who can help him cure his incurable mental disorder.

STORY: When his brother disappears, mentally disabled Langston Bellows (Gbenga Akinnagbe) is left without a protector in Brooklyn’s housing projects. Now under the control of his abusive mother (Alfre Woodard) Langston must take his future into his own hands. He sets out to find the one doctor he believes can cure him, a celebrity magazine columnist who touts questionable prescription drug cocktails.


If Langston can become “mentally excellent”, it will mean moving into an apartment of his own with his girlfriend, who may herself be a creation of his wishful thinking. Landing in the unscrupulous world of pharmaceutical marketing, the search for his mysterious doctor and hero leads to some unwanted discoveries. Langston strives for independence from his prior life; from his mother, from his neighborhood and from his fractured mind – while all around him people are not who they seem.



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